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|Noun||1.||compass point - any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass; "he checked the point on his compass"|
direction - the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves; "he checked the direction and velocity of the wind"
cardinal compass point - one of the four main compass points
nor'-east, northeast, northeastward, NE - the compass point midway between north and east; at 45 degrees
sou'-east, southeast, southeastward, SE - the compass point midway between south and east; at 135 degrees
southwest, southwestward, sou'-west, SW - the compass point midway between south and west; at 225 degrees
northwestward, nor'-west, NW, northwest - the compass point midway between north and west; at 315 degrees